Courageous Waiting

january 4th, 2013 012I wait for plane, and bus, and train,
I wait in sunshine, snow, and rain.
I wait for kids and husband, too.
Sometimes until my face turns blue.

I wait in grocery stores a lot.
I wait for perfect parking spots.
Sometimes I wait with patient smiles
While people push through narrow aisles.

Sometimes I wait in quiet calm,
And sometimes with a sweaty palm.
In all my wait I found out this,
That life is all a waiting bliss.

And while I wait for waits to end –
To finally see my Lord, my friend –
I read His Word that says to me
To wait for Him courageously.

Wait for the Lord;
Be strong and let your heart take courage;
Yes, wait for the Lord.
Psalm 27:14(NASB)

winter, february 7th, 2013 006(Poem and Pictures, Heidi Viars, 2014)

About Heidi Viars

“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth ...” ― C.S. Lewis ..... In my pursuit of self, I found utter darkness. In my pursuit of truth, I found Jesus, who dispelled the darkness by His forgiveness. Now I follow Him and try to understand Him better. I am a wife, mother of 6, blogger and love taking photographs of sunrises.
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40 Responses to Courageous Waiting

  1. Mirada says:

    Excellent word.

  2. cshowers says:

    Amen Heidi. That was beautiful. I too wait. 🙂

    Much love,

  3. I’m so encouraged by this! Waiting can be so hard, but what a beautiful reminder of who we’re waiting for! I’m excited just thinking about that glorious day when I finally see my Savior! God bless you, sister!

    • Heidi Viars says:

      I agree, waiting is hard. But God is faithful … “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” … even in the waiting 🙂 Blessings to you, sister!

  4. I wait a lot, too… :). You’ve captured it all so honestly and realistically… And beautifully! Can’t wait to see my Savior! ;). Or maybe I can if I wait courageously…!? Thanks so much for sharing your gifts with us! God bless you!

    • Heidi Viars says:

      Thank you for your visit, Ali! Your Heartfelt Reflections are wonderful and I appreciate your teaching heart so very much! Let’s continue to encourage one another in the wait … 🙂 Blessings to you!

  5. Liz Meiners says:

    Makes me think of Habakkuk and his waiting….”though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay”. It’s hard to wait on God’s timing but also wonderful to know His timing is perfect.

    • Heidi Viars says:

      Thanks Liz for visiting. While the verse you mentioned speaks about the impending judgement, in waiting for it, we can make sure we spread the Good News about Jesus and how He saves from the wrath of God. Great thought! Blessings to you in your waiting!

  6. Well said! Life is a lot of waiting. Thanks for the encouragement to wait courageously.

  7. melodylowes says:

    Ah, the waiting game. And while we wait? Work to be done…. Thanks, Heidi!

  8. Heidi, this flows so beautifully. I smiled as I read it since I am also a waiting mother (and waiting daughter of the King).

    Blessings ~ Wendy

  9. Nancy Ruegg says:

    Thank you, Heidi, for your unique, creative take on one of life’s constants: waiting. Now when we wait we can smile, remembering your clever poem!

  10. Reblogged this on hisglorysm and commented:
    Playing the “waiting game” more often than you would like? Then be encouraged as I was after reading the encouraging verse of Heidi Viars! ( :

  11. Hey Heidi! I love the light, encouraging lilt given to what is (for many) so burdensome–WAITING! You are such a treasure! (Am reblogging to pass on the loveliness!)

    • Heidi Viars says:

      You are right, waiting is often so very burdensome. We often just don’t see the sense in it … however, sometimes God allows us to get glimpses of His plans … which are always good! … Blessings to you, Kathie

  12. theywhoseek says:

    Love this Heidi . . . waiting ever so patiently . . . for our Lord’s return 🙂

    ~ Thank you for blessings us with this ~

  13. I love this poem, it is so spot on. I too anxiously await our Lord and Savior to answer my prayers, I am finding the lesson of patience is what he is teaching me much to my dislike. His plan and purpose is what will be.

    • Heidi Viars says:

      I have found that patience is something I need most when I have it least 😦 … Yes, His plans and purpose is what will be! Thanks so much for stopping by and blessing me with your words of encouragement, Len!

  14. What a wonderful verse to commit to memory. It will make waiting in those green pastures all the more pleasant.

  15. I have a feeling in reading this that you wait a lot for people in your family–to serve them. And in your business too. Are you patient in waiting? Thinking about it for myself, I am getting impatient with the Lord for what I want to do in ministry. He seems to be dragging His feet. But then, maybe I am not listening to what He is telling me to do. I’m not sure that my idea’s are His ideas. Hey thanks for this good post.

    • Heidi Viars says:

      Currently, we are finding ourselves on the waiting end of an adoption process. I always thought God would take our willingness and bless it, IMMEDIATELY. I am finding how prideful I am at times thinking God is in need of anything I have. He is much more interested in my heart than in any service I might be able to offer Him. He wants to produce a patient, unconditional love in me… and I think many times waiting is the honing device in His hand to produce it 🙂 Thanks for your visit, Stephen!

  16. Hi dear Heidi, I was becoming worried about not seeing you around for a while, getting ready to contact you. So lovely to see you here again … lets hold hands and wait for Him one and all. Sending hugs xxx

  17. Skye says:

    I can hardly wait to see Him face to face!!! How wonderful Heidi!!! Hugs!!!!

  18. I can’t wait to see Him, either, Heidi. Nice

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